The sound of Jupiter
Jupiter will pass through its Cazimi phase this week. The funeral pyre in a planet’s life cycle. Burnt up by the Sun, once a year the purging initiates an ending, releasing new life. On and on.
Below I have compiled some different sources referencing Jupiter and its various manifestations from Babylonian times through to modern day. More references can be found in the learning portal.
I have been listening to this recording of Jupiter’s vibe on repeat as I created this page. If you want to leave it running and have the surround sound Jupiter experience, press play and it will run in the background as you scroll.
Cycles of life: Jupiter Cazimi
Each planet moves within a synodic cycle. This involves a series of phases based in its motion around the Sun. The superior planets, Mars, Jupiter and Saturn all move through 8 phases, each beginning their cycle in a phase called Cazimi, or in the heart.
As the Sun approaches Jupiter, its radiance consumes Jupiter’s ability to operate as a benefic. Much like if you had some good news to share but you were standing next to a loud person, you cannot be heard until they move on.
While the length of time that a planet is hindered by the Sun’s light differs for each planet, the effect is the same. As the planet gets within 16′ of the Sun (half the astronomical measurement of the Sun’s disk), it is said to be purified; at the heart of the matter. Jupiter will move though such terrain this week.
2022 Jupiter Cazimi
Melbourne 00.55am, March 6th.
Montreal 8.55 am, March 5th
Dublin 1.55pm, March 5th
San Francisco 5.55am, March 5th
Once through the heart of the Sun, Jupiter will gradually rise as a morning star. When it escapes the Sun’s rays it will again be visible before Sunrise.
Jupiter has quite the journey ahead of it in 2022. Once released from the light of the Sun, around March 23rd, it glides full stride into the realm of Neptune, reuniting in their 13 year /166 year cycle.
Jupiter will conjoin Neptune exactly on April 12, 2022. 10.42 am EST, at 23* 58′ Pisces.
Where Jupiter goes big, bigger, biggest, Neptune remains boundless in its enormity. The co-presence of them both in Pisces, since May 2021, has wheeled out the propaganda machine as if it were a Trojan horse. The walls around the damns of truth have been breached, ‘anything is possible’ is no longer a positive expression, while the end, or a bound, is not in sight.
Reading what Gray Crawford was sharing at the previous Jupiter-Neptune water trine, we can get some bearings for this next watery alignment.
JUPITER AS MARDUK
Back in Babylonian days, Jupiter was presenting as Marduk, one who establishes order and organisation in the Cosmos. To keep this up, Marduk was known to battle the dragon, Tiamat, fighting for justice and the law. *Presiding over the council of the other 6 planetary gods, and being responsible for the fate of men was Jupiter’s Babylonian speed. (Demetra George, p52)
*Full text of quotes and sources can be found at the bottom of this page.
JUPITER IN THE 2ND CENTURY
By the 2nd Century, Astrologer Vettius Valens illustrates how Jupiter was becoming much more tame, and likeable.
He says the beams of Jupiter inspire us to bear children. They incite desire, love, the formation of alliances. Anthology: Book 1
It’s clear that by now the Thema Mundi is the base teaching tool of astrology, and Jupiter is described also by its aspectual (mathematical) relationship to the lights in the sky – the Sun and Moon.
In the Thema Mundi, the chart of the world, from Jupiter’s diurnal domicile it views the Sun by trine, and from its nocturnal domicile, it views the Moon by trine.
This configuration also gives way to Triplicity rulership, where the Sun, Jupiter and Saturn all preside over the Fire signs. Jupiter in its diurnal domicile is in fire sign Sagittarius, viewing the Sun in its domicile, fire sign Leo. Valens reminds us of how planets in the same sect work together for the greater good of the sect Light. In this case, Jupiter and Saturn are old friends:
In the diurnal class, Jupiter is attached to Saturn. These stars work together to guard outcomes promised by the Sun. – Valens: Anthology. Book 2.
Valens goes on to say about Jupiter: Under Jupiter’s influence, we feel as if we have adequate and bountiful provisions. Jupiter contributes to the joy of receiving gifts, love of beautiful fruits, and the ability to do the right thing. Jupiter urges us on toward leadership, citizenship and the desire to lead people in holy places. Jupiter allows us to maintain a middle ground in the midst of judgement. This star inspires faith and trust. Jupiter is associated with events that work out well and boost our confidence. – Vallens: Anthology Book 1
Marduk’s themes continue to appear through Jupiter’s manifestation in having access to higher knowledge of how the Universe works, but now he is able to mediate and work graciously. The spirit of the divine is always weaving its way through Jupiter, be it via religion, study or the quelling of chaos.
FIRMICUS DOES JUPITER
Later in the 4th Century, of Jupiter, Firmicus Maternus in his bromance novel to his beloved Movortius, associates Jupiter with nobles, renowned persons, always in charge of city states. A good person, charming, benevolent, cheerful, and rich.
By night, Jupiter is the first born among brothers, separated from his parents and settled in remote regions and places, so that he himself has the first place in his father’s house.
I’m not 100% sure what the last line is referring to, tbh. Feel free to share with me your thoughts or interpretation. I wonder if it’s about the freedoms you are afforded in knowing you will inherit something; this could afford you to be roaming far from home, while also being a simultaneous detriment.
Even though Jupiter is not ‘of the night’ (it is classified as diurnal; with the Sun), it is still able to carry over its beneficence once the Sun goes down. Hanging out with the Moon at night, Jupiter makes the greatest administrators, governors of cities, and those who are often put in charge of the greatest business affairs.
Jupiter is massive physically, and it’s also massive, grand, great and getting greater in what it symbolises, from rank, to gesture, to physical size.
ABU MA’SHAR’S POETIC JUSTICE
Abu Ma’shar’s opening introduction to Jupiter is just so poetic and graceful that it doesn’t feel right to cut it up and comment.
Jupiter however is a prosperous one, of a hot and moist nature, airy, moderate, life-bringing, powerful in signifying children and philosophy and teachers, explaining dreams, truth-telling, a giver of law, a medical doctor, constant, a lover of women (and) pleasant to them, a solver of questions, a victor, generous, regal, powerful, rich, a patron, alert, merciful, happy, harmonious, clean.
~ Abu Ma’Shar: Great Introduction, p240
By Abu Ma’Shar’s time in the 8th Century, Jupiter is no longer a God roused to quell the chaos. Instead, it is a beneficial “moderate” energy, who breathes hot and moist life back into that which has dried and retreated, representing good people and acts of kindness.
These images below are from the Written in the Stars website, where there is more on Jupiter in Medieval times. Jupiter is illustrated on the left as a Bishop riding a horse.
LILLY LISTS JUPITER
As the tradition developed, Jupiter moved further from its ‘Marduk battles the dragon’ association, and themes of Judges, Senators, Ecclesiastical men, Bishops, Priests, Ministers, Cardinals were developed over time. Lilly also places Jupiter amongst scholars and Students in a University or College, Lawyers. William Lilly: Christain Astrology
In his 1647 text, Christian Astrology, Lilly describes Jupitarian physical characteristics as upright, straight and tall Stature; high forehead, large grey eyes, his hair soft, and a kind of auburn brown; much beard, a large deep belly.
Of trees he lists under Jupiter’s governance the Cherry-tree, Birch, Oak, Fig, Beech and Ash. Herbs; Cloves, Nutmeg, Centaury, Rhubarb, Borage, Wheat (who doesn’t feel wheat expand in the belly!), Liquorice, Mint & Saffron. Animals; Elephant, Dragon, Tiger and Unicorn.
In the realm of precious stones formed in the belly of the Earth for millions of years, Jupiter is associated with Amethyst, Sapphire, Emerald, in the body, the Liver, day of the week, Thursday. Of the winds, you will feel Jupiter blowing in from the North.
JUPITER AS GUIDE
Fr. Sean O’Laoire offers his Jupiterian smarts in a Q&A below – recorded February 2022. Amongst many stories he breaks down time, and shares his wisdom on personal cosmology, reincarnation, and his take on the trifurcation humanity is currently moving through. He is a Priest, mathematician and Psychologist. The breadth of his mind represents Jupiter as much as his generosity, good humour and presence as a Priest.
And when ever we mention the Church there’s always space for some Hozier for balance and rectification:
Jupiter moving through the final cazimi stages of its synodic cycle this week, we can expect to see a re-emergence of these Jupiterian qualities in the coming weeks.
Jupiter is likely to make its Heliacal Morning Rise around March 23rd, when that which has been hidden or obscured, in terms of Jupiter’s qualities, can be seen and expressed clearly again.
Jupiter as Marduk
“Jupiter. Babylonian Marduk. Battles dragon Tiamat, establishes order and organization in the cosmos, guardian of justice and law, presides over council of other 6 planetary gods, determines men’s fate.”
– Ancient Astrology in theory and practice. Demetra George. 2019. Rubedo Press. p 52
Jupiter in the 2nd Century – Vettius Valens
“Under Jupiter’s influence, we feel as if we have adequate and bountiful provisions. Jupiter contributes to the joy of receiving gifts, love of beautiful fruits, and the ability to do the right thing. Jupiter urges us on toward leadership, citizenship and the desire to lead people in holy places. Jupiter allows us to maintain a middle ground in the midst of judgement. This star inspires faith and trust. Jupiter is associated with events that work out well and boost our confidence.”
Vettuis Valens: Anthology: Book 1. Translated by Andrea Gehrz. 2016. Moira Press
“In the diurnal class, Jupiter is attached to Saturn. These stars work together to guard outcomes promised by the Sun.”
Vettuis Valens: Anthology: Book 2.. Translated by Andrea Gehrz. 2016. Moira Press.
Jupiter according to Firmicus
- If Jupiter is posited partiley in the first angle ie; in the degree of the ASC, especially in those signs in which it rejoices – either in its own domiciles, or in its own terms, or in its exaltation – it will make nobles, renowned persons, always in charge of city-states according to the measure of the nativity. He will be a good person, charming, benevolent, cheerful, (and) rich, especially if Jupiter is found by day in the degrees of the ASC, and if no malefic star from any degree opposes it thus. For if a malefic star aspects it posited thus with a contrary aspect, everything that Jupiter decreed is diminished in the greatest degree.
- But if it is found in the degree of the ASC by night, it will make him to be the first-born among his brothers, or, the one who was born before him dies, or it will separate him <from his parents> and settle him in remote regions and places, so that he himself has the first place in his father’s house. In addition, it makes him to be well nourished and it establishes his parents in the greatest good fortune. But if with Jupiter so disposed by night a malefic star resists, it will dissipate all the paternal and maternal property.
- … But if Jupiter in the ASC by night or day, the waxing Moon shall have joined herself to him by any aspect, it will make the greatest administrators, governors of cities, and those who are often put in charge of the greatest business affairs.
Julius Firmicus Maternus. Mathesis. Translated by James Holden. Book 3. Chapter 3b. Jupiter. P 101
Abu Ma’Shar on Jupiter
“Jupiter however is a prosperous one, of a hot and moist nature, airy, moderate, life-bringing, powerful in signifying children and philosophy and teachers, explaining dreams, truth-telling, a giver of law, a medical doctor, constant, a lover of women (and) pleasant to them, a solver of questions, a victor, generous, regal, powerful, rich, a patron, alert, merciful, happy, harmonious, clean.”
– Abu Ma’Shar: The Great Introduction. Introduction to Traditional Astrology, p 240. Translated by Ben Dykes. 2010. Cazimi Press.
Lilly lists Jupiter in 1647
“Corporature: He signifies an upright, straight and tall Stature; brown, ruddy and lovely Complexion; of an oval or long visage, and it full or fleshy, high forehead, large grey eyes, his hair soft, and a kind of auburn brown; much beard, a large, deep belly: Strong proportioned Thighs and Legs: his Feet long, being the most indecent parts of his whole Body; in his speach he is sober, and of grave Discourse.”
William Lilly. Christain Astrology. 1647. Astrology Center of America. p63
“Men and their quality in general: He signifies Judges, Senators, Ecclesiastical men, Bishops, Priests, Ministers, Cardinals , Chancelors, Doctors of the Civil Law, young Scholars and Students in a University or College, Lawyers”
– William Lilly. Christain Astrology. 1647. Astrology Center of America. p63
Trees: Cherry-tree, Birch, Oak, Fig, Beech and Ash. Herbs; Cloves, Nutmeg, Centaury, Rhubarb, Borage, Wheat, Liquorice, Mint & Saffron.
Animals; Elephant, Dragon, Tiger and Unicorn.
Precious stones: Amethyst, Sapphire, Emerald
Generation: his proper seat in man is in the Liver; and in the Elements he rulesAir
Winds: North wind, that which tends to the East
– William Lilly. Christain Astrology. 1647. Astrology Center of America. p64
Fr Sean O’Laorie
Website: Spirits in Spacesuits
An excerpt from this interview below was posted on IG